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Building Multiservice Transport Networks: MSPP Network Design Example: Cisco ONS 15454

Chapter Description

The Cisco ONS 15454 is a highly flexible and highly scalable multiservice Synchronous Optical Network (SONET)/Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)/dense wavelength-division multiplexing (DWDM) platform. Service providers and enterprise customers use the ONS 15454 to build highly available transport networks for time-division multiplexing (TDM), Ethernet, storage extension, and wavelength services. In this chapter, you will learn the major components of the ONS 15454 system.

Summary

This chapter looked at the Cisco ONS 15454 MSPP, which is one of the most widely deployed MSPP systems worldwide. The system components, both hardware (shelf assembly, backplane interfaces, and EIAs) and interface modules (common/control, optical cards, Ethernet services cards, and electrical interface cards) were briefly described to provide an understanding of the basic functionality of the ONS 15454 MSPP.

After exploring the system, a network design example was presented. After identifying the requirements for the end customer, the entire network was designed, including network map, ring optics transmission design, interface slotting, EIA selection, protection group assignment, and interface cabling plan.